Hooray for document scanning services! They will allow you to finally clear out all of those clunky old file cabinets. Not only will you have more space, but you’ll also be better prepared for document recovery. Documents you require for daily business operation will be stored on a remote server, safe from local incidents.
Archive for the ‘Fire Damage’ Category
On Nov. 7, 1898, the New York Times reported that an enormous explosion had rocked the Capitol Building. A subterranean room exploded after a gas line had been left open. The damage was extensive. Even on upper stories, windows were blown out. Doors were knocked off their hinges. And water, smoke and fire damaged countless historical documents. One badly hit area: the library of the Supreme Court, where about 20,000 legal volumes were housed. Moreover, the records of the Supreme Court from 1792 to 1832 were rendered completely useless. As the Times reported, “The loss on the library and the records can scarcely be estimated in dollars and cents. A million dollars could not replace them, because many of them have no duplicates in existence.”
No business is immune to the possibility of a devastating fire, which can result in lost property and damaged documents. It is an unfortunate fact that more than 75 percent of businesses end up closing up shop within 3 years of experiencing a fire disaster. However, if a company takes steps to prepare for such a disaster, the loss doesn’t necessarily have to mean the end of the business. In order to prevent flames from shutting you down completely, here are some tips for safeguarding your business in the event of a fire: (more…)
Fires, flooding and earthquakes can cause major water damage to your business, often resulting in many wet documents. In order to recover from such disasters, most businesses require immediate document restoration services to recover critical wet documents. The longer you wait, the greater the chance that your wet documents will grow mold or become irrecoverable.
June 4, 2011 was a devastating morning for buildings surrounding a vacant building at 816 Washington Avenue in Brooklyn, New York. Over 100 firefighters fought a four-alarm fire that sent six to the hospital and torched neighboring businesses. Of the Prospect Heights businesses affected by the fire, two include a coffee shop and a cell phone retailer.